Vandalized then toppled by unknown vandals. Statue of John Breckinridge Castleman, Louisville, KY. Painted over by the city due to his pro-segregation past. Across the nation, rioting and unrest that has killed black Americans and destroyed black neighborhoods has … The place also comes under UNESCO world heritage sites. Reach out to [email protected]. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Austin, TX. Defaced by a crowd of hundreds of protesters advocating for abolishing the police. Cities across the country set curfews to stem the violence, including: Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Portland, Miami, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, and Rochester. To be auctioned off to private buyer. Live updates: https://t.co/Z1pnxgltFy pic.twitter.com/YHvZuBnNs5, — The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2020. American Receiving the Gift of Nations, Camden, NJ. During the civil unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, a number of … Bust of the first Confederate field officer killed in the Civil War. For a majority of the statues removed, the fate of the artwork is currently unknown, while a minority have been moved to cemeteries and museums. Businesses, assisted by city crews and volunteers, worked to clean up glass and debris. Confederate Cemetery Memorial, Fayetteville, NC. Trump Takes Decisive Action Against Antifa Thugs as Riots Spread Across America, The WHO Finally Updates Its COVID-19 Testing Policy... One Hour After Biden's Inauguration, Republican Files Articles of Impeachment Against Joe Biden on His Second Day in Office, The Morning Briefing: Impeach #NotMyPresident Joe Biden Also Plus #Resist. Statue of Christopher Columbus, St. Louis, MS. One hundred forty year-old statue intended to celebrate immigrants pulled down by the city after calls from protesters, sparking anger from local Italian-Americans. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indianapolis, IN. One hundred twenty-nine year-old monument to Confederate soldiers, defaced by vandals, leading to the city making early moves to pull it down entirely. After the war, a new library was built. 120-year-old statue of an elk dedicated to the area’s wildlife. Dedicated to police killed in the line of duty, partially beheaded by protester with an ax, had urine-soaked state flags thrown at it. Several statues of Jesus, Saint Mary, and three children were torn down and defaced by night at a Catholic church. Statue of University of Nevada at Las Vegas mascot, which is designed after an 1800s mountain man, but was originally based on a Confederate soldier. He led a cavalry legion at Haddonfield and Egg Harbor, N.J., Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Georgia. Following the Indian Wars, a plaque was added remembering those who fought in “battles with the savage Indians.” The word “savage” was struck off 50 years ago. One hundred eleven year-old statue of a Confederate soldier. Nearby monument to the Cherokee leader and Civil War general on the side of the Confederacy. Requested to be removed by city government because it became a tourist attraction, and as a way to “face the symbols of our past.”. One hundred fifty-two year-old memorial to killed Confederate soldiers in a town cemetery. In Cleveland, the Soldiers & Sailors monument in the city’s downtown was vandalized with graffiti when a protest turned into a riot May 30. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Boston, MA. Abruptly removed by the city following calls from activists. Known for his change of position on slavery later in life, becoming a proponent of equal rights, particularly during World War I. Monument to the Texas Rangers in Dallas Love Field Airport. Christopher Columbus Monument, West Orange, NJ. One hundred eleven-year-old memorial in Denver to Union soldiers in the Civil War. Statue of George Whitefield, Philadelphia, PA, One hundred and one year-old statue of the key Methodist founder and popular Great Awakening minister. One of numerous Virginia monuments removed following the state revoking laws preventing monuments being pulled down. To be torn down under orders of the city government, who stated it is being done to further racial justice. Removed by commissioners, without a public hearing, after reports of violent threats to the statue in an upcoming protest. Historical Marker of David Dodd’s Execution, Little Rock, AR. Amid the riots following protests over the death of George Floyd, vandals targeted iconic Washington, D.C., monuments celebrating heroes of the American Revolution, the … Statue of Christopher Columbus, Houston, TX. Mt. Ordered removed for being racist by the city government following push from activists and protesters. Bust of Colonel Charles Didier Dreux, New Orleans, LA. Future is currently unknown. The statue will likely not be repaired, according to the cemetery. Monuments defaced included the equestrian statue of Casimir Pulaski in Freedom Plaza. In response to attempts across the city to tear down monuments by protesters and vandalism of the statue, the city mayor used his emergency powers to have the city pull down the monument. Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial, Dover, DE. The National Park Service shared disturbing images of the vandalism on Sunday. This detailed list records each instance monuments have been defaced, vandalized, and or torn down since nationwide protests began, updated as more occur. Pine Bluff Confederate Monument, Pine Bluff, AK. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Waterbury, CT. Seventy-eight year-old marker dedicated to the Confederate secretary of state’s voyage across the Atlantic. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Atlantic City, NJ. The amount of thought that went into this enterprise could be measured in feet — roughly 30 ft of rope to pull down a 50 ft. monument. Pulled down by the University of Pennsylvania because he was a slaveowner who supported slavery. Sixty-eight year-old statue proactively removed by its Italian American owners after seeing other Columbus statues defaced and destroyed during protests. Vandalized with red spray paint, then toppled by vandals. Dedicated to 30 Confederate soldiers killed in Fayetteville, pulled down by private owners and city. The administration stated the statue was not racist, but it was concerned about it appearing that way. Confederate Memorial Obelisk, St. Augustine, FL. Cemetery Monument to Confederate Soldiers, Savannah, GA. A statue dedicated to Confederate soldiers in the Battle of Gettysburg, placed above graves of Confederate soldiers. All three were ordered removed by local governments as a result of the ongoing unrest, with unknown final resting places for the statues. The monument to Confederate soldier John Castleman was quietly removed by the city of Louisville on June 8. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Columbus, WI. Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian Says the Alamo Was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle and Represents ‘Whiteness.’ What Do Texas History Experts and the Facts Say? Vandals defaced—and/or officials removed—at least four statues and other monuments in each of eight states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, and Texas. Memorial statue removed due to threats to desecrate it. For generations the Mall has been our nation’s premier civic gathering space for non-violent demonstrations, and we ask individuals to carry on that tradition,” the National Parks tweeted. Initially placed in a cemetery but moved by Ku Klux Klan-affiliated city leaders to the center of town. Lee Square Confederate Monument, Pensacola, Florida. This detailed list records each instance monuments have been defaced, vandalized, and or torn down since nationwide protests began, updated as more occur. After being surrounded by BLM messages during protests and seeing nearby statues torn down by protesters, the city mayor used his emergency powers to pull down the monument, along with many others, as threats to public safety. As of Monday morning, police have arrested more than 4,000 people. While Confederate monuments have taken the … Jonah Gottschalk is an intern at the Federalist. Pulled down by the city, which was justified as a “potential danger” to the rioters threatening to pull it down. After being vandalized by protesters, the statue was torn down at night by the city government. Defaced by protesters, then requested removed by the church whose land it stood on. Large Confederate memorial, with collection of 122-year-old pillars and a statue. Numerous Religious Statues, Punta Gorda, FL. Confederate memorial dedicated by the widow of Stonewall Jackson 111 years ago. Thirty-three statues of Columbus. Eighteen officers were injured during the confrontation, and several people were arrested. Century-old statue removed by the city after many of his statues were attacked and destroyed by protesters. The statue had been the subject of debate, and last year a … Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots. Rioters also assaulted a local journalist taking pictures of the iconoclasm. Photos: A Richmond, VA Reader Says Black Lives Matter is Celebrating the Latest Riots by Desecrating Confederate Monuments. “We don’t want any of those things to happen because that would be an insult to our community, and we don’t want to be insulted,” stated one of the group leaders. ‘To Our Confederate Dead’ Monument, Louisburg NC. Monument to women’s progress outside the Madison capital building, torn down by rioters, also with heavy machinery. One hundred eight-year-old memorial dedicated to 1616 Confederate prisoners of war who died in a Union prison camp. Part of the 215-year-old mission. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Richmond, VA. Ninety-three year-old statue pulled down by protesters, then lit on fire, sprayed with red paint, then thrown in a lake. One of a surge of attacks on Catholic churches and icons across the country. Pulled down by the city in front of a crowd, future unknown. Pulled down secretly by night under orders of the city. Set afire and vandalized numerous times during protests, until so damaged the city removed it for public safety concerns. The Ancient City of Bosra is famous among the tourist for its beautiful Roman theatre. Cemetery grave marker of 17 unidentified Confederate soldiers killed during their invasion of Maryland. All Rights Reserved. In two separate attempts, the two statues were pulled down by protesters, dragged through the streets, then hung from a streetlight. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Providence, RI. The police officers who appear to have brutally murdered George Floyd should be held accountable and Americans on both sides of the partisan divide have expressed outrage over his death and solidarity with those demanding justice. After extensive protests outside, the city pulled down the monument themselves. One hundred ten-year-old bust pulled down by the city after protesters called for its removal. Defaced with BLM graffiti by unknown vandals. The church pledged afterwards to not return it to its position, while condemning the vandalism. Amid the riots following protests over the death of George Floyd, vandals targeted iconic Washington, D.C., monuments celebrating heroes of the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and World War II. Gravestone of Unknown Confederate Soldiers, Silver Spring, MD. Statue of Spanish governor who put down a large Pueblo revolt. Matching statue to The Pioneer, dedicated to pioneer women, pulled down and defaced by protesters. The owner refused to identify why the memorial was being removed. Torn down by the city leaders in response to the protests. The administration described Whitefield as a figure who was “inconsistent with the University’s values.”. The list begins with the most recent instance of iconoclasm and continues backwards in time until the first instance connected with nationwide rioting, in late May. Statue of the state Supreme Court justice, who made pro-slavery rulings and was a slave owner. Removed without warning by the city over concerns about damage from protesters, taken down by night. Following vandalism in the large-scale protests in the city, it was ordered torn down by the city’s mayor. He also fought in the Indian Wars, which has drawn outcry today. “In the wake of last night’s demonstrations, there are numerous instances of vandalism to sites around the National Mall. The Ancient City and the Roman theatre faces a great damage … Following threats to tear it down, the city promptly pulled down the monument. Following a failed attempt to pull down a nearby Confederate monument, protesters used a truck and chains to tear down the statue then vandalize it. Set afire by unknown vandals, badly burning the face, arms, and upper body of the statue. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Philadelphia, PA, Ordered dismantled by Mayor Phinney as a way of “reckoning with the legacy of systemic racism.”, Statue of Christopher Columbus, New Haven, CT. One hundred twenty-five year-old statue vandalized with red paint by demonstrators, then removed by the city despite sizeable protests organized by Italian American community. Statue of George Washington, New Orleans, LA. Statue of Juan Junipero Serra, Ventura, CA. One hundred twelve-year-old monument pulled down by the mayor, and moved to the city’s Museum of African American Culture, a move which sparked anger from the local NAACP branch. With the frequency of the ongoing iconoclasm, it can be hard to gain a scale of the problem. A group of Italian Americans protested the removal, leading to a clash with a group of BLM protesters. Involved in several wars against the Tlingit tribe, which massacred several Russian settlements. Following marches and potential threats from protesters, the City Council moved it to the town cemetery. Defaced and torn down by unknown vandals. One hundred fifty year-old monument engraved with the names of Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War. Statue of a Catholic saint who was one of the first missionaries to reach California. Statue of the saint was beaten, graffitied, set on fire, then pulled down by hundreds of protesters. Following calls from protesters and vandalism, the city commission voted to remove it as a “public safety hazard.”, Statue of Thomas Jefferson, Birmingham, AL. As a walk around any major city will show, numerous monuments have been vandalized and damaged but not removed. Century-old statue of the nation’s founder. Large 101-year-old statue of the Confederate general. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Birmingham, AL. One hundred-year monument to a Richmond artillery crew of the Civil War. Removed by city after violence between protest groups over nearby statue led to one person being shot. Richardson allegedly made sexist and racist remarks. “Y’all not tired yet?” a vandal wrote on one of the marble slabs in front of the monument. Pulled down by the city because of Dodd’s association with the Lost Cause movement. Three Mississippi Confederate Monuments, MS. Three Mississippi monuments and memorials to Confederate soldiers. Monument to Fallen Confederate Soldiers, Fayetteville, AR. Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Statue, Richmond, VA. One hundred twenty-six year-old monument to Confederate veterans. Sampson County Confederate Monument, Clinton, NC. Ordered removed following vandalism of similar monuments, future unknown. Sixty-year-old statue of the Native American legendary leader. Had been pulled down recently in the past. Defaced then toppled by a group of protesters. Pulled down by the city “for its own protection.”, Equestrian Statue of Juan de Onate, Alcade, NM. Hidden from public view following destruction of similar statues by protesters. Vandalized with red paint, then removed by mayor under pressure from protesters alongside numerous other Jacksonville monuments. — were vandalized during George Floyd demonstrations. At least 183 monuments, memorials, statues, and major historical markers have been defaced or pulled down since protests began in May. Future is uncertain, but the city’s Italian American community is attempting have it moved to their neighborhood. The statue was more than 130 years old. The Confederate monument in downtown Huntsville was vandalized by protesters on June 9. Defaced by unknown perpetrators, who sawed down the American flag at the site, then removed the memorial’s eagle. Ordered torn down by the town’s mayor after protests and vandalism, a decision contested by descendants of the original owners who claim the statue isn’t within the city’s rights to destroy. Pulled down by the city despite resistance from Hispanic Americans after violence between protest groups over the statue led to one person being shot. Security camera footage captured a suspect, who was found and arrested. One hundred fifty-two year-old monument dedicated to Union veterans. One hundred forty-one year-old statue of Abraham Lincoln freeing a kneeling slave, modelled on statue dedicated by Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC. Bust of Christopher Columbus, Detroit, MI. Removed by mayor directly before protest about statues and failed attempt to remove it the night before. One of the statues torn down by hundreds of protesters in Golden Gate Park. Removed by the California State Legislature “given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere has on indigenous populations.” The artwork’s future is unknown. The Black Lives Matter types have been using the latest crisis to attack and descrate Confederate monuments in Richmond, VA, the capital of the late Confederacy. It seems rioters would have set fire to the White House if they could. Civil War Historical Markers and Statues, McConnellsburg, PA. Several statues and plaques marking Civil War events in the town, including states of two Confederate soldiers killed in the area. Will be restored. To be removed by church and city officials under pressure from protesters, current location and future unknown. One hundred fifteen-year-old obelisk to Confederate soldiers. Eight Historical Markers, 23 Informational Signs, and 53 Tree Signs, Jacksonville, FL. In 1826 a fire destroyed much of the church, and the remaining ruins were demolished in 1844. After being partially toppled by protesters, the mayor motioned to have the rest of the statues in the Capital removed in front of a crowd of demonstrators. Group of 137-year-old marble statues in the center of the Capitol Rotunda. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Minneapolis, MN. One hundred thirty-three year-old bronze statue commemorating local Confederate soldiers. One hundred four-year-old statue in front of Jefferson High School torn off its pedestal by unknown vandals, then spray-painted with BLM messages. Statue of Richmond journalist and owner of the city newspaper, who also served in the Confederate Army. The vast majority of the vandals were never charged, with 177 out of 183 instances having no arrests. Pulled down with ropes by protesters, dragged through the streets, then dumped in the harbor. Monument to the Women of the Southland, Jacksonville, FL. Seventy-two year-old statue of the nation’s seventh president. One of several statues torn down by hundreds of protesters in Golden Gate Park. It was promised to be removed by the university, which has drawn anger from the artist, who said the artwork is not racist. Statue to the long-serving mayor, who supported segregation. One hundred twenty-seven year-old monument with four statues and an obelisk, sprayed with paint, beheaded, then toppled by protesters. The remains of the monument were taken apart under orders from the governor. Pulled down from its pedestal by unidentified vandals, then defaced. Known for his refusal to desegregate his NFL team. They stated they stand by Serra’s legacy of fighting for Native American rights while supporting Christianity. Statue of Jesus Christ in a Catholic Church, beheaded by known vandals then had its arms torn off. It was then pulled down by the rioters. Statue of the explorer dedicated in the 1980s. Sam Davis was famous for being executed by Union soldiers as a young man. Eight of Saint Junipero Serra. During the riots and protests following the death of George Floyd, killed by a white police officer, many monuments across the country honoring America’s heroes were damaged. Copyright © 2021 The Federalist, a wholly independent division of FDRLST Media, All Rights Reserved. Defaced numerous times by protesters, who attempted but failed to pull it down. As PJ Media’s Paula Bolyard reported on Sunday night, rioters burned the historic St. John’s Church near the White House. Statue of Christopher Columbus, Columbia, SC. Fox News is reporting at this hour that the fire, which began in the parish office of the church, has been extinguished by D.C. firefighters. 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